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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2009 12:32:24 AM »

Again, I just want to stalk you for your husband's fabulous modelling abilities!  Grin

And I'm another one who hates the kiddie-themed nappy bags (what we call diapers here in Oz). Ours is a Fitness First (gym chain) bag in black and blue. I love the cool fabric of yours!
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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2009 08:51:55 AM »

Does your husband have a single brother?  *sigh*

Well, if there were ever a project to convert her over to homemade, this should be it.  What a labor of love!
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2009 01:38:36 AM »

If she doesn't like the bag, take it back and beat her over the head with it! It's fantastic, those fabrics work so well together.
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2009 06:12:59 PM »

Sorry, no single brothers.  He will have a nephew, though he's not born yet. 

I'm actually kind of glad she asked for the diaper bag.  It seems as though she's already coming around on the possibilities of homemade/handmade.  I'm also grateful because this will be our gift.  We don't have to worry about who is buying the stroller/car seat and who called dibs on the pack 'n play.  This is our gift, and we don't have to worry about doubles. 

I think we're going to stuff it full with clothing, burp cloths, etc.  What should we include? 
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2009 08:23:40 PM »

I got so many blankets and bibs when my son was born that I STILL haven't used half of them, so I'd go easy on that side of things (though maybe one each to match the coolness of the bag would be great?)

I'd mostly recommend stuff for when the baby is a little bigger - everyone gives newborn stuff, and they grow so fast in the first six months you barely get to use any of it.  Smiley

So - clothes for 6 months on, size 00 or 0? (As a note, size 0 seems to be the average size for a 1 year old in these parts, with 1 between 1 and 18 months-ISH)
If Mum's going to breastfeed, maybe a groovy-cool nursing cover, if she's shy?
Some resealable, washable bags for putting things like bits of fruit, baby sandwiches and biscuits in? (I use plastic, I need to find the time and materials to make some of these)
A waterproof "nappy/diaper" bag. Even if they don't use cloth for baby's bum, these are great for clothing, soiled bibs, etc, for when messy eaters go to town, kick adults resulting in drink spills and nappy/diaper leaks necessitate clothes changing. Make it washable, and they can re-use it (I have a great PUL-lined one).
A matched set of loveys/security toys/blankets? One for the wash, one to have in baby's hands?  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009 09:40:52 PM »

nail clippers!  and like the poster above me said..if you do buy clothes buy bigger sizes.. a baby can never have to many onesies!  Also socks.. they are so cute and tiny and they get lost in the wash.. and that sucks!  At the risk of sounding sexist.. let be boyish.. you are lucky you know the sex so enjoy shopping for the little fella!
  Congratulations Auntie!
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